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SOS: Tis the Night Before Thanksgiving & I Have a Food Emergency!!

threedogs | Nov 23, 201109:44 PM

Help!! I'm hoping some Chowhounds who can answer my questions might actually be online right now!

My usual computer died on me - using an older laptop that someone was kind enough to donate to my sad circumstance (lol). However, it is SO slow I can't do a search - I even have to type this offline, cut & paste... but it's food that's my current problem!

I have a Thanksgiving Day food emergency: it is now 12:30 am and as I am finishing up my cooking for tomorrow (going to my daughters' future in-laws house for Thanksgivin - first time). I just discovered the eggplant I was going to use is almost all rotten.

Fortunately, I'm an adaptable & creative cook. I also prepared myself by buying a few items I usually don't have in the house. Portobello mushrooms, cabbage... Chinese dumpling wrappers & an assortment of various tofu from our local Chinese market. (the eggplant was planned so one of my kids, who is vegan, would have a main dish to eat).

Now - my question: as I prepare to make my inventive dumplings/pierogies/raviolis (all variations of dumplings), should I cook the filling first? (No dairy, such as cheese, will be used)

I plan to boil then pan fry... man I'm tired and I apologize if this has been discussed in the archives! Stupid computer...

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